Mine Manager

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Date: Jun 15, 2024

Location: Quincy, IL, US

Company: JM Huber Corporation

Portfolio Business: Huber Engineered Materials 

J.M. Huber Corporation is one of the largest privately held, family-owned companies in the United States. Established in 1883, we are a diversified, global supplier of specialty and commodity chemicals, hydrocolloid solutions, engineered wood products and natural resources to customers spanning a wide variety of industries. With approximately $3 billion in sales and 4,000 employees worldwide, we have a material presence in more than 20 countries.

Position Summary

Leads and manages the mine and crushing operations to meet customers’ requirements and to support HEM business strategies, operating initiatives, and financial objectives.

  • Monthly production of 60,000 tons with an annual capacity of 700,000 tons. 
  • Direct supervision of 1 exempt and 17 non-exempt employees for all mining functions for 24 hour operation.
  • Operating budget in excess of $4,000,000/year and asset base valued at approximately $10,000,000.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensures compliance with all Huber safety, health and environmental policies and governmental regulations, as well as ensures compliance activities are conducted (all inspection, measurements, monitoring, recording, recordkeeping, reporting, and training).  
  • Develops and recommends changes in equipment, schedules, employee requirements, and training in order to insure the most efficient and productive mining and crushing operations possible.
  • Works with the Plant and Packaging Managers to balance the mine production and stone quality with the milling and screening demands of the production facilities.
  • Strives to improve the work force in the department by providing the training, positive attitude, safety awareness, employee involvement, flexibility, and the opportunity for growth through personal example, demonstration, group meetings, and classroom discussion.
  • Works with the Mine Engineer/Geologist who develops the annual and five year mining plans for operation and follows and modifies said plan as conditions dictate.
  • Consistently provides uniformly good quality stone by working with laboratory data analysis and modifying the mining parameters accordingly.
  • Maintains a good working relationship with all the agencies involved in underground operations such as MSHA, ATF and the State of Illinois by dealing with the inspectors in a positive, friendly, and professional manner.
  • Develops, designs, budgets, and follows through on all the mine capital improvements.
  • Work with the Mine Engineer/Geologist who manages the technical aspects of the mining operation such as tunnel layout and design, ventilation, vibration monitoring, use of explosives, noise control, diesel particulate matter, dewatering, etc. 
  • Manages the haulage of all feed stocks to the plant processing facilities from the crushing facility or underground stockpiles.
  • Supports HEM’s strategy and annual operating plan and budget by developing and managing the implementation of short to long range objectives and budgets.

Specialized/Technical Knowledge or Required Skills

  • Minimum Bachelors degree in mining engineering or geology or other related and a minimum of 10 - 12 years experience to include thorough knowledge of mine planning, mining and processing equipment and methods.
  • Minimum 5 years supervisory experience in mining or heavy construction
  • Proficient with software programs, including mine design, CAD beneficial and information systems
  • Knowledge of surveying, project management, explosives and mine processing equipment
  • Possess blasting license or be eligible to obtain
  • Ability to handle sensitive public relations situations; i.e. blasting complaints
  • Demonstrates effective skills in planning, supervising, monitoring and accomplishing the goals of specific project requirements.  Includes balancing the task requirements with relevant people issues within the constraints of schedules and budgets.
  • Discriminates between important and unimportant details, recognizes inconsistencies between facts and draws correct inferences from information.
  • Write clear, concise memos, letters and instructions, which others can understand; verbally transmits ideas, instructions and information so they are clearly understood by others in formal or informal face-to-face situations.

Our employees are our strongest asset, and their safety, health, and well-being is our highest priority. We respect the individual by providing opportunities for professional and personal development. Our Principles drive us to create an inclusive workplace where employees share core values, show dignity and respect toward others, and work hard to achieve their best performance.  

J.M. Huber Corporation is an EEO / AAP employer. Pre-employment drug screening is required


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